RICHARD JOHN DOWNEY

 

 

Born: 1883, Long Melford, Suffolk.

Died: 25th March 1918; age 35; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Rank: Private; Service Number: G/71820

Regiment: Duke of Cambridges’ Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 19th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

Bay 7.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Crowle, Lincolnshire.

 

Richard was 7 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal aunt.

James Downey, 28, born Long Melford, Suffolk.

Annie Maria Downey (nee Murray), born Diss, Norfolk.

William James Downey, 3, born Crowle, Lincolnshire.

Annie Elizabeth Downey, 1, born Crowle, Lincolnshire.

Harriet Downey, 22, born Long Melford.

 

1901     Crowland Road, Haverhill, Suffolk.

 

Richard was 17 years old, a Hair Weaver. He was living with his parents & siblings.

James, 41, a Brickyard Labourer.

Anna, 43.

Willie, 13.

Annie, 12.

Ada Downey, 7, born Crewe, Yorkshire.

Mabel Downey, 5, born Haverhill, Suffolk.

Alice Maud Downey, 1, born Haverhill.

 

1911   17, Riverside Road, Ipswich.

 

Richard was 27 years old, a Spindle Hand – Horticultural Manufacturer. He was married & Head of the Household.

Grace, 27.

Richard, 3.

Kenneth, 1.

+ brother William, 23, an Electrician’s Labourer.

 

In 1906, Ipswich, Richard married, Grace May Whitaker, born 1884, Waltham Abbey, Essex. They had 3 children:

Richard John W. Downey, born 1907, Ipswich.

Kenneth Eric Downey, born 1910, Ipswich.

Minnie E. A. Downey, born 1911, Ipswich.

 

 Duke of Cambridges’ Own (Middlesex) Regiment, 19th Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/the-duke-of-cambridges-own-middlesex-regiment/

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